Student Life

Core Virtues & Habits

The theological virtues of faith, hope, and love (1 Cor. 13:13) characterize the kind of soul that is in perfect fellowship with both God and neighbor. The cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance are a blueprint for the kind of soul without which a good society would not be possible. They originate as the four essential virtues from Plato’s Republic Book IV and were expanded upon by Cicero, Augustine, and Aquinas in subsequent centuries.
Faith is the rational assent to and unwavering belief in God and his revealed Truth. read more

Hope is looking forward to and trusting in God’s good plan. read more

Love is accepting God's grace in our lives and sacrificially showing his forgiveness to others. read more

Prudence consists in deciding wisely on when and how to act, and what to do. read more

Justice consists in acting fairly in order to establish peace and treat others with dignity. read more

Fortitude consists in doing what is right in the face of fear and danger. read more

Temperance consists in shaping and moderating our appetites to desire what is good. read more

Lower School Habits

Grades K-2 Habits:
1. Attention: The habit of attention requires that one fix mind and body steadily on the matter at hand.
2. Obedience: The habit of obedience requires prompt responses to good authority and willing acceptance of natural consequences.
3. Patience: The habit of patience requires willingness to wait until the appropriate time to complete a task or receive an answer.
4. Honesty: The habit of honesty requires speaking the truth in love in all situations regardless of the consequence.

Grades 3-6 Habits:
Students in Grades 3–6 should be actively practicing the K–2 habits.
5. Kindness: The habit of kindness requires thinking of others’ needs and feelings and serving their good through words and actions.
6. Respect: The habit of respect requires good manners and honoring others in both words and actions. 
7. Thoroughness: The habit of thoroughness requires that tasks be completed to the best of one’s ability. 
8. Responsibility: The habit of responsibility requires holding oneself accountable to fulfill duties to self and others. 

Upper School Habits

Grades 7–8 Habits:
Students in Grades 7–8 should be actively practicing the K–6 habits.
9.  Self-Control: The habit of self-control requires mastery over one’s actions and the ability to delay gratification.
10. Gentleness: The habit of gentleness requires acting kindly, softly, and in consideration of others in words and actions.
11. Gratefulness: The habit of gratefulness requires looking for and acknowledging the good in what one has received. 
12. Punctuality: The habit of punctuality requires that obligations be met in a timely manner. 

Grades 9–12 Habits:
Students in Grades 9–12 should be actively practicing the K–8 habits.
13. Prudence: The habit of prudence requires deciding wisely when and how to act and what to do. 
14. Humility: The habit of humility requires self-knowledge about one’s strengths, recognition of gifts with which one can serve God and neighbor, and a willingness to ask for help and forgiveness.
15. Integrity: The habit of integrity requires that one speak and act in ways that are consistent with what is right even when others are not around.
16. Fortitude: The habit of fortitude requires that one do what is right regardless of danger, fear, or consequences.
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